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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:



2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical                            3) Day or night bloomer: Daybloomer

4) Originator: J. Craig Presnell                          5) Year of origin: 2004

6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
 Zolfo Springs, FL USA


7) Nominant (Named by): J. Craig Presnell

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: J. Craig Presnell

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: J. Craig Presnell

12) Address (if different from above):


13) Phone:  14) Fax:  15) Email: Removed to protect privacy


16) As far as you know, has this name been published in a dated publication together with a description?



17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.):

            Water Garden News, 55.3, April 2006 


18) Has this cultivar been granted Patent or Plant Breeders' Rights, or is it being sold under a trade designation other than the name used here? No


19) If yes to any of the above, please give details:


20) Has a Standard been deposited in a recognized herbarium? No


21) If yes, please give details (where, when deposited, etc.):





Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: N. ‘Tequila Sunrise’

             Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ampla


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup

Diameter:  18 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Green with cinnamon spots

            Sepal color, interior: White with pink tips

            Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Lilac pink
Petal number: 28-30

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow stamenoids                               

            Anther color:

                        Tip color: Pink

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant?  Slightly

Height above water: 20 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

             Margin: Slightly denate

             Length x width: 35.5 x 30 cm.

             Sinus: Closed

             Lobes: Pointed           

             Color, top: Dark green with heavy reddish mottling

             Color, underside: Light green with numerous pink spots

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green

             Petiole pubescent?  No

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):       152-182 cm.


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?

            Possibly N. ‘General Pershing’ but ‘Ostara’ has a feathery petaloid center.


Unusual characteristics or comments:

More images of N. ‘Ostara




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